Albino António de Oliveira de Carvalho

(Póvoa do Lanhoso, 10-12-1884 – Tarrafal, Santiago Island, Cape Verde, 22-10-1941)

Albino António de Oliveira Carvalho, born in Póvoa do Lanhoso, was a merchant in Alvito, Tomar, where he was known as “Carvalho of the Potatoes” (Carvalho das Batatas). Detained on 26 February 1937 for enquiries, in a police station, he was then sent to the Prison of Aljube, in Lisbon, where he remained from March 23 to August 8 of that year. After spending almost two years in the Prison of Peniche, between August 1937 and May 1939, he returned for a few days to the Aljube, from 7 to 12 May 1939, passed through the northern stronghold of the Prison of Caxias and then boarded for the Concentration Camp of Tarrafal on the Santiago Island, Cape Verde, on 20 June 1939. As a result of this prison tour, it was in Tarrafal that he died in 1941, at the age of 56, a victim of illness, abuse and lack of medical care.   

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